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Beckerman, Gal
When they come for us, we'll be gone : the epic struggle to save Soviet Jewry / Gal Beckerman
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
book jacket
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 Armenian Research Center  DS134.85 .B43    CALL 593-5181
Subject(s) Jews -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century
Jews -- Soviet Union -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Jews -- Persecutions -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century
Jews -- Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Refuseniks
Subject Soviet Union -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
Soviet Union -- Ethnic relations
Physical Description 598 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Note ACCESS: May only be used at the Armenian Research Center ; please call 313 593-5181 for Center hours
Includes bibliographical references (p. [568]-579) and index
Contents Part I: After the thaw, 1963-1970 -- Beneath the earth, 1963-1966 -- "Failure may have become our habit," 1963-1964 -- A circumcision at the Dacha, 1966-1969 -- The overall orchestra, 1965-1969 -- "Escape, daughter of Zion dwelling in Babylon," 1969-1970 -- Part II: Their own d├ętente, 1970-1980 -- Outrageous things, 1970-1972 -- Birth of the refusenik, 1970-1972 -- Linkage, 1972-1975 -- Politiki and kulturniki, 1975-1977 -- The shaming, 1977-1978 -- Trial and exile, 1977-1980 -- Part III: Slouching towards glasnost, 1981-1987 -- Hopelessness, 1981-1984 -- Pawns again, 1985-1986 -- "Mr. Gorbachev, let these people go!" 1986-1987 -- Afterword: Hundreds of thousands, 1988-1991
Summary Draws on newly released government documents to trace the three-decade effort to protect Jewish Soviet citizens after World War II, providing coverage of the movement's impact on Judaism, the Cold War, and immigration
Series Armenian Research Center collection

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